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Freedom Heavy Haul ships heavy equipment from Texas to Florida. Trust us to provide you with all the information you need to make your Texas to Florida transport decisions. Our knowledgeable heavy-haul agents have years of experience arranging and shepherding heavy-equipment transport to successful conclusions. We can make your experience hassle free. Our logistics professionals will give you peace of mind.

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Texas Shipping FAQs

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to safely ship your heavy equipment between Texas and other points in the country. Texas employed more heavy-duty and tractor-trailer truck drivers in 2016 than any other state, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state has more than 80,000 miles of roadways. As one of the top agricultural producers in the nation, Texas ships tons of heavy farm equipment each day. Other major industries that depend upon heavy-equipment transportation services in the state include construction companies, oil-and-gas producers and export agencies. Texas has 10 ports, six on the Gulf of Mexico and four inland ports on rivers:

  • Port of Atreco;
  • Port of Bay City;
  • Port of Beaumont;
  • Port of Brownsville;
  • Port of Galveston;
  • Port of Corpus Christi;
  • Port of Houston;
  • Port of Orange;
  • Port of Port Arthur;
  • Port of Texas City.

What Are Texas's Major Cities And Roadways?

Texas is the second largest state in the country, after Alaska. Texas is more than 650 miles wide at its widest and almost 800 miles long at its longest The major east/west interstates include I-10, which runs from New Mexico to Louisiana through San Antonio and Houston., and I-20, which travels from west Texas, through Dallas and into Arkansas. On the north/south axis, I-35 runs between Dallas to San Antonio while I-45 travels between Dallas and Houston.

With more than 2 million people, Houston is the most populous city in Texas. San Antonio and Dallas each have more than a million residents. Dallas and Fort Worth were two of the fastest growing cities in the country in 2018. The 10 largest cities in Texas are:

  1. Houston;
  2. San Antonio;
  3. Dallas;
  4. Austin;
  5. Fort Worth;
  6. El Paso;
  7. Arlington;
  8. Corpus Christi;
  9. Plano;
  10. Laredo.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Texas?

Transports that exceed the state restrictions for weight, height, width or length must obtain oversize permits to travel in Texas. Texas permits loads that are about ½-foot taller than allowed in most states. The limit in Texas is 14 feet, while most states restrict loads to 13-feet 6-inches in height.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Texas include:

  • Maximum weight: 80,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW);
  • Maximum height: 14 feet;
  • Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Texas's Length Restrictions?

Texas permits trailers to be slightly longer than is allowed most states. Yet total length limits in the state remain fairly conservative. The state allows rear overhang of four feet in the rear and front overhang of two feet. Travel trailers are restricted to 28 feet 6 inches in Texas.

Trailer length maximums in Texas include:

  • Total length: 65 feet;
  • Trailer length: 59 feet;
  • Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Texas?

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles allows oversize loads to travel from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset each day of the week. Loads that are less than 100-feet long can travel at night only on interstates in Texas. If your load can travel within the state without using an interstate, the maximum width allowed is 20 feet. Otherwise, 16 feet is the limit. Loads taller than 18-feet 11-inches require route surveys for permits.

Restrictions for permitted oversize loads in Texas include:

  • Maximum Weight: 240,000 pounds;
  • Maximum Length: 180 feet total;
  • Maximum Height: 18 feet 11 inches;
  • Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Texas's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Texas. Opened in 2016, the Houston location of Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers has become one of the busiest heavy equipment auction houses in the country. The nationwide company also operates an office in Fort Worth. Likewise, Alex Lyon and Sons has a Fort Worth location. Equify Auctions, based in Ft. Worth, has auction facilities in Cisco, Wills Point and Sealy.

Other major equipment auction houses in Texas include:

  • J. Kane, Waxahachie;
  • Beazley Auctioneers, Plano;
  • Berryhill Auctioneers, Hurst;
  • Noonday Tractor and Auctions, Flint;
  • Terrapoint, Lakeway;
  • Fojtik Auction and Equipment, Mathis;
  • Catching Brothers, Sherman;
  • Mark Switzer Auction, Sealy.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Texas?

Turn to Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Texas. In addition to operating equipment rentals at Lowe’s stores, Sunbelt Rentals has around a half dozen rental centers in Texas that specialize in oil-and-gas and pump-and-power equipment. Sunbelt also operates a central service facility in Fort Worth.

Rent-A-Center has multiple locations throughout the state. Herc Rentals has a couple locations in Texas, and Aztec Rental runs two stores in southeastern Texas. Other prominent equipment rental centers in Texas include:

  • A-1 Rental, Jacksonville and Tyler;
  • ABC Equipment Rental, Dallas;
  • Bandera Rentals, Bandera;
  • Blue Line Rental, Midland;
  • Hendershot Equipment, Decatur;
  • Redtail Equipment Rental, College Station;
  • Safe Way Rental, Austin and Round Rock;
  • Tejas Equipment Rental, New Braunfels.

Florida Shipping FAQs

Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment safely between Florida and any other state in the country. As one of the leading agriculture production states in the nation, plenty of farm equipment is shipped into and out of Florida. The state also features a booming construction industry that depends upon efficient construction equipment transportation to thrive. The maximum speed allowed in Florida when towing a trailer is 65 miles per hour. Florida does not permit double-tandem towing. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016 Florida employed the fourth most heavy and tractor trailer truck drivers in the country. Only Texas, California and Pennsylvania have more heavy-haul truck drivers. Florida has 14 ports in total, eight on the Gulf of Mexico and six on the Atlantic Ocean:

  • Jaxport;
  • Port Canaveral;
  • Port Everglades;
  • Port of Key West;
  • Port of Fort Pierce;
  • Port of Fernandina;
  • Port of Palm Beach;
  • Port of Pensacola;
  • Port of Port St. Joe;
  • Port of St. Petersburg;
  • Port of Tampa Bay;
  • Port Manatee;
  • Port Miami;
  • Port Panama City.

What Are Florida's Major Cities And Roadways?

Florida is the 22nd largest state in the country. From north to south, the state is nearly 450 miles long. Florida also is almost 330 miles long at its widest, in the north. The major north-south roadways are I-95 and I-75, both of which run from Georgia to Miami. The main east-west highways include 1-10, between Orlando and Tampa, and I-4, which travels between Daytona Beach and Orlando.

Florida continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In 2017, seven cities in Florida were among the 25 fastest growing towns in America (Orlando, Cape Coral, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Lakeland, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale). The 10 largest cities in the state are:

  1. Jacksonville;
  2. Miami;
  3. Tampa;
  4. Orlando;
  5. Petersburg;
  6. Hialeah;
  7. Tallahassee;
  8. Port St. Lucie;
  9. Fort Lauderdale;
  10. Cape Coral.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Florida?

Loads that exceed any of the dimensional limits set by the state require oversize permits. Trailers weighing 3,000 pounds or more need separate brake systems to operate legally in Florida. In addition to brake lights, all trailers must have lights for the tail, the turn signal and the license plates. Trailers also are required to display reflectors and tote safety chains.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Florida include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight;

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Florida's Length Restrictions?

Regulations regarding the length of towed trailers in Florida are near the standards set by most states, except for trailer length. For 53-foot trailers, the kingpin must be set at least 41 feet from the center axel. Most states limit trailer length to less than 30 feet, but Florida allows longer trailers than most states. Travel trailers are limited to 40 feet in length.

Trailer length maximums in Florida include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 48 feet;

Motor home length: 40 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Florida?

The Florida Department of Transportation issues permits for hauling oversized loads within the state. Oversize load transport is allowed from ½-hour before sunrise to 1/2-hour after sunset during weekdays. Oversize transport is not allowed during major holiday weekends. Escort vehicles are required if the load is more than 95-feet long, or more than 14-feet tall, or more than 12-feet wide.

Restrictions for permitted oversize loads in Florida include:

Maximum Weight:  199,000 for 11 axels;

Maximum Length: 150 feet total;

Maximum Height: 16 feet;

Maximum Width: 16 feet.

What Are Florida's Major Auction Houses?

Let Freedom Heavy Haul ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction in Florida. The Florida Winter Auctions in March feature major heavy equipment auctions by Ritchie Brothers (Davenport), Yoder & Frey (Kissimmee), and Alex Lyons and Sons (Winter Garden). Operated in conjunction with Iron Planet, the Richie Brothers Winter auction is one of the largest heavy equipment auctions in the world.

Other equipment auction houses in Florida include:

  • J. Kane, Riviera Beach;
  • First Coast Auction, Jacksonville;
  • Garner & Associates, Bartow;
  • Graham Auction, Tequesta;
  • Insight Auctioneers, Sebring;
  • Midway Machinery and Auction, Midway;
  • Tampa Machinery Auction, Thonotosassa;
  • Weeks Auction, Ocala.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Florida?

Freedom Heavy Haul ships equipment to and from every rental center in Florida. United Rentals and Sunbelt Rentals each have more than 50 locations in Florida. Compact Power Equipment also has several branches in Florida.

Other heavy equipment rental centers in Florida include:

Allstar Equipment, West Palm Beach;

Alltool Rental, Fort Lauderdale;

B&M Equipment, Jacksonville;

Beard Equipment, Tallahassee;

Briggs Equipment, Orlando;

Herc Rentals, Tampa;

Miami Tool Rental, Miami;

Sandy Andy’s, Ormond Beach.

Trusted Heavy Haulers

If you have farm equipment, construction equipment, or heavy machinery that you need transported, Choosing the right trailer is paramount to a successful transport. We can help! Our agents have expert knowledge about flatbed trailers, step-deck trailers and RGN trailers.

Our heavy-haul carriers can handle any type of equipment you need shipped. From oversize transport to disaster recovery, Freedom Heavy Haul offers complete turnkey transport services for heavy-haul customers. Let our logistics professionals plan and execute the transport of your valuable heavy equipment.

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